Development plans, 2014 summer

Summer of 2014 is almost here, and it is good time to talk about plans for the summer. There are no plans to work on new plugin in the next 3-4 months, but there will be major updates for some current plugins with regular small updates released if needed.

SMARTPlugins now have 31 plugin on CodeCanyon, and that number will remain the same until October. We have few ideas for new plugins, but for now, all that will remain in planning stages. Considering all the work done in the past year, SMARTPlugins team deserves a break and more free time. But, that doesn’t mean that that we will not work at all. Plan is to release major new versions for 4 plugins: Smart Security Tools, Simple Contact Slider, Smart Audio Playlists and Smart Sidebars Slider.

Smart Security Tools 2.0

Work on this plugin is already started, and new version will include new core features for automation of security related jobs, improvements in logging, new tweaks and new .htaccess tweaks.

Simple Contact Slider 4.0

A long overdue overhaul of this popular plugin is coming this summer. New version will use our recently released Smart Tab Drawer 2.0 plugin to give us more flexibility in creating contact forms. New layout options, new form fields, multiple contact forms and much more will be coming in new version.

Smart Audio Playlists 2.0

Ultimate playlists plugin for WordPress will get even better with many new features: expanded meta fields for tracks and playlists, charts, import files from directories on the website, color styles and new skin for playlist player.

Smart Sidebars Slider 2.0

New version will bring support for new Smart Tab Drawer 2.0 library and location for sliders on top or bottom of the page, new options and many other improvements.

If needed, other plugins will be updated to fix bugs or solve compatibility issues (WordPress 4.0 is planned for late August). If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment or open new topic in forums.

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